Representing Women Affected By Transvaginal Mesh Failure
Transvaginal mesh failure has caused thousands of women unnecessary physical pain, traumatic life changes and emotional suffering. It is important for affected women and their families to fully understand what legal options are available for holding negligent manufacturers of these products responsible.
The Michigan product liability attorneys at Lipton Law are a part of the mass tort action against pelvic surgical mesh manufacturers — American Medical Systems Inc., Boston Scientific Corp. and Ethicon Inc./Johnson & Johnson — for defective transvaginal mesh medical devices. We are available to talk to you about your concerns regarding mesh complications and advise you on your legal options.
What Is Surgical Mesh?
Surgical mesh is a medical device that is used to restore destabilized or damaged tissue. This device is implanted permanently to repair a woman’s weakened vaginal wall as the result of pelvic organ prolapse (POP) or to support the urethra to treat stress urinary incontinence (SUI).
Transvaginal Mesh Complications
In 1998, the FDA announced that it had received more than 1,000 reports from nine surgical mesh manufacturers of complications connected with surgical mesh devices used to repair POP and SUI in women.
The most commonly reported transvaginal mesh side effects include:
- Erosion through the vaginal epithelium and tissues
- Urinary problems
- Internal bleeding
- Recurrence of prolapse and/or incontinence
- Vaginal wall narrowing
- Bowel, bladder and blood vessel perforation during insertion of mesh
- Vaginal scarring
- Discomfort and pain
These serious transvaginal mesh injuries can be physically and emotionally painful, affecting a woman’s most intimate relationships. Treatment for these adverse effects varies and includes surgical procedures to remove the mesh and blood transfusions.
If you have been injured by this medical device, you deserve to be reimbursed for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. Our lawyers are equipped to represent victims in product liability cases. We are well-versed in this complex area of law, able to gather the appropriate medical evidence, secure witness testimony and utilize other resources to build a strong case.
Bringing Justice To Women In Michigan
We are prepared to answer any questions you have about surgical mesh failure, treatment options and mass tort action.
As participants in the multidistrict litigation for transvaginal mesh product liability cases, we have the skills you can rely on during this challenging time. Contact us online or call us today at 248-557-1688 for a free case evaluation.